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Green Dry Cleaning | Care2 Healthy Living

Green Dry Cleaning | Care2 Healthy Living

As the Holidays come around again, most of us will be pulling out our fancier dresses and suits, our wools and dry-clean “only” clothing. But did you know that most clothes (at least for us girls) that demand we only dry clean them, really don’t need anything more than gentle hand or machine washing? Granted, a good men’s wool suit can be hand washed, but handing it over to someone else to clean and press is so much easier . So, the questions are, “What can I wash at home?” and “If I’m going to dry clean, how can I do it sustainably?” The answers, thankfully, are quite easy: Dry Cleaning – Some Facts, Do It Less, and Go With a Green Cleaner Instead 1. You know that sort of chemical smell or dry smell on your clothes after they’ve been dry cleaned? That’s perchloroethylene (perc) and it’s a known carcinogen. 2. All those clothes that say “Dry Clean Only”? Not so. Polyester ...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/green-dry-cleaning-3.html

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